1. Reading Series: Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies


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    On the occasion of the launch of Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies by Beatriz Colomina, Storefront presented the inauguration of the Reading Series. For this event, Giuliana Bruno, Craig Buckley, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch and Mark Wasiuta presented excerpts of the book and other readings followed by a discussion on the topics and questions at hand moderated by Eva Franch. Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies is the third volume of the series Critical Spatial Practice edited by Nikoalus Hirsch and Markus Miessen.

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    • ARCH+ features 23: Eyal Weizman


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      The architect Eyal Weizman presents his contribution to the Gwangju Biennale. "Roundabout Revolution", a collaboration with Samaneh Moafi, seeks to test the constitution and potential of public space today in contemporary Gwangju as well as in the global political arena.

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      • ARCH+ features 23: Folly


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        Nikolaus Hirsch (director), Philipp Misselwitz (co-curator) present their curatorial approach for Gwangju Folly II, which uses the ambiguities of follies as a tool of inquiry to address the many notions of public space. The transformative potential of public space has recently been etched into public consciousness during the uprisings in the streets and squares in many cities around the world.

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        • ARCH+ features 23: Nikolaus Hirsch


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          Nikolaus Hirsch, künstlerischer Leiter der Gwangju Biennale Folly II und Direktor der Städelschule in Frankfurt a.M., spricht über das Konzept von Folly II und die Bedeutung von Schwellen für den öffentlichen Raum.

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          • MMK Talks – The Artist Museum


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            Seit der Moderne haben sich Künstler immer wieder mit der Frage beschäftigt, was ein Museum ausmacht: Welche Rolle spielt es bei der Definition und Vermittlung von Kunst, wie verändert es deren Bedeutung, was macht eine Sammlung aus? Künstler, die diese Überlegungen mit ihrer Arbeit weiterentwickeln und hinterfragen, diskutieren diese Fragen und sprechen über die Relevanz des Museums für die Gegenwartskunst. Gäste: Thomas Kellein (Direktor Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas) Pedro Reyes (Künstler, Mexico City) Moderation: Nikolaus Hirsch (Direktor Städelschule/Portikus)

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            • Marco De Michelis interviews Nikolaus Hirsch 1/3


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              Nikolaus Hirsch is a professor, the dean of the Städelschule and director of Portikus, the art gallery that constitute an important reference for contemporary art in Frankfurt and worldwide. Hirsch has given important contributes for the reflection about the constitution of an exhibition space, through the projects developed in Cologne, Berlin, and recently in India. His work includes the internationally acclaimed Dresden Synagogue, the Hinzert Document Center, the European Kunsthalle in Cologne and United Nations Plaza (with Anton Vidokle) in Berlin. He has curated ErsatzStadt: Repräsentationen des Urbanen at the Berlin Volksbühne. His work has been awarded a number of prizes, including the World Architecture Award 2002, and has been shown in exhibitions such as New German Architecture in Berlin, Utopia Station at the Venice Biennial and Can Buildings Curate, AA London/Storefront Gallery in New York. Marco De Michelis will face Nikolaus Hirsch with some crucial questions: what is the need to create a new exhibition art centre? On who's advantage? Which is its bets location within the urban structure? It is preferable the use of a preexistent building or the construction of a new venue? What forms of governance to use? Which should its terrains of activity be?

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              • The centres for contemporary art and the European cities - Presentation by Filipa Ramos


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                The centres for contemporary art and the European cities, was the first event of the project The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world hosted at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como. It counted with the presence of Nikolaus Hirsch (Rector of the Städelschule in Frankfurt), Beatrix Ruf (director/curator Kunsthalle Zurich) and Angela Vettese (President Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa). The session was coordinated by Filipa Ramos The discussion intends to launch a reflection upon the character of the contemporary art centres in the European cities, their relation with other museums and cultural institutions, the academies, universities, and with the complex cultural and social network that composes the cities that host them. The project The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world was conceived by Marco De Michelis, Director of Fondazione Antonio Ratti together with the Camera di Commercio di Como (in the ambit of the initiative Laboratorio Como 2010) to attain to the elaboration of an original programme for the Centre of Contemporary Arts of Como. It will do so through a Biennial process that will examine, discuss and update the relevant recognizable problematic of the international contemporary panorama.

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                • The centres for contemporary art and the European cities - Nikolaus Hirsch


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                  Nikolaus Hirsch, rector of Stadelschule, Frankfurt, introduces the discussion panel about the relation between the exhibion centres and the European cities in which he reflects about the particular situation of the projects he developed of analysis of the relation between cities and their inhabitants. This event was part of The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the World, a project of events organized by Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy. It was held on the 23.10.2010.

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